University of Cambridge

The Human Mind, What Phenomenal Power

You will find it hardly credible that you will be able to read the following passage. Give it a try:

I cnduolt bvleiee that I culod aluaclty usednatnrd what I was radnieg. The pahonmneel pewor of the hamun mnid acocdrnig to rcsheearch at Cbmarigde Utinervisy, swohs it dneos't mtater in what odrer the leettrs in a wrod are, the olny imoaprtnt tnnig is that the fsrit and last lreetts be in the right pacle. The rest can be a ttaol mess and you can sitll raed it whtouit a pbelorm. Tihs is becusae the hmsun mnid deos not raed evrey ltteer by ilestf, but the wrod as a wolhe. Amanzig huh? And I ayawls toghhut slelping was imorpantt.

How did you do? you should have come up with:

I could not believe that I could actually understand what I was reading. The Phenomenal power of the human mind according to research at Cambridge University, shows it does not matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letters be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Amazing huh? Yeah and I always thought that spelling was important. You may find that you can also read this:

We all add vwls to the wrttrn wrd but hw imprtnt are thy. Whlst ncssry at the bgnng and end of a wrd, yu cn gt awy wth ot usng thm in the mddle. Hve yu evr trd ths on yr mble phne mssgs? or if you want the longer version: We all add vowels to the written word but how important are they? Whilst necessary at the beginning and end of a word, you can get away without using them in the middle. Have you ever tried this on your mobile phone messages? There are so many mind blowing things out there you wont believe how wonderfully you are made. More will be added so keep watching this site.

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